I think of Jean-Luc Ponty as a master violinist, writer, producer, and arranger, a virtuoso. I have many of his recordings and attended eight to ten of his concerts, so many I've lost track of the exact number over the years. Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA, the Greek ampitheater in Los Angeles, The Royal Oak Theater, Royal Oak, MI, Pine Knob amptheater, Pind Knob, MI, The Palace, Columbus, OH, and in Detroit, MI. No one else in the world like him.
For one of his shows, once it sold out, on the radio, it was announced that tickets for a second show were going on sale for that evening immediately. I quickly jumped on the phone and ordered tickets. Ended up with 3rd row seats. It was an incredible experience to be so close. The acoustics were awesome and the sound was soaring, penetrating, and brilliant! What a night that was! What a musical high..
As far as his many recordings and titles go, I'll pick one song: Listen to "Forever Together" from "No Absolute Time," just once, and tell me you're not blown away by the special qualities of it......
Imagine hearing this song live and in concert... my Lord!